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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Forensic/Legal Psychology

  • 20 Oct 2023 6:51 PM
    Message # 13269912

    The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor to support our undergraduate and graduate programs in forensic psychology.  We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more areas of psychological science (e.g., behavioral, affective, developmental, cognitive, clinical, cultural, social), as applied to issues facing the law or legal systems.

    Teaching Professors are expected to teach 12 credits of courses during each of ASU’s fall and spring semesters (i.e., a 4/4 teaching load). While the majority of the teaching responsibilities will serve our online programs, the positions may also include on-campus teaching for our campus-based undergraduate programs in forensic psychology. The position further includes course redevelopment and maintenance, assisting with program development, working with graduate student teaching assistants, departmental and professional service, and working with ancillary support services connected to ASU Online.

    This individual will be a member of ASU’s Law and Behavioral Science initiative, one of the largest centers of Forensic and Legal Psychology scholars in the world with over 30 core and affiliated faculty members and nearly 2,000 students enrolled in five degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Information about our group including faculty, research labs, academic programs, and events can be found on our website

    About the School:

    This position will be housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. The core mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics is to blend scientific rigor and technical training to advance the fair and effective administration of justice. More information about the school can be found at

    ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

    All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

    ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

    Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

    Essential Functions of the Position:

    Faculty are expected to be able to perform the following essential functions:

    • ·       Provide undergraduate and graduate level instruction in relevant areas across modalities, including online (synchronous and asynchronous) and in-person, synchronously
    • ·       Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality 
    • ·       Coordinate regular communication with ASU Online ancillary support services and graduate student teaching assistants
    • ·       Participate in service to the school, college, university, community, and/or profession as requested
    • ·       Engage in regular professional development

    To be considered for an Associate Teaching Professor position, one must have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and have successfully gone through the promotion process at another institution


    Required Qualification

    The successful candidate must have:

    • ·       Doctorate or terminal degree in psychology or related field at time of hire

    Desired Qualifications

    Successful candidates should also demonstrate: 

    • ·       Experience (through teaching and/or research) in topics at the intersection of psychology and the legal system
    • ·       Capacity to teach broadly across a variety of courses within the forensic/legal psychology area
    • ·       Strong research and/or instructional background
    • ·       Contributions to curricular and program development
    • ·       Strong quantitative methodological skills and knowledge
    • ·       Post-secondary teaching experience in the field of psychology
    • ·       Experience with online instruction utilizing course management systems such as Canvas 
    • ·       Proven success in coordinating and mentoring graduate student teaching assistants
    • ·       Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students
    • ·       Excellent communication skills
    • ·       For candidates with a clinical psychology background, State of Arizona licensed or license-eligible preferred.

    Application Instructions

    Application Deadline: 

    The initial application deadline is December 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact  

    Application Procedure:

    Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please submit all application materials to

    Applications must contain:

    • ·       Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
    • ·       Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
    • ·       One-page statement of teaching philosophy, interests, and experience
    • ·       Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
    • ·       Unofficial graduate transcripts
    • ·       Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer.

    ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.

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